The League of Benin Professionals (LBP) said immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, is plotting the removal of the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in order to pave way for his assumption of the office.
However, the allegation was not substantiated by the group in a statement it released in which it accused the former governor of turning to Ehanire after his alleged plot to remove and succeed the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun failed spectacularly.
The statement reads in part, “It is important to tell Nigerians that the present moves by Oshiomhole to usurp the office of Minister from Edo State currently held by a Benin man are not new isolated events but characteristic of Oshiomhole’s person.
“It follows that if the plot against Ehanire is successful, it would clearly represent the continuation of Oshiomhole’s gratuitous assault and penchant to humiliate our people.”
The group adde: “We will resist the untoward design against Dr. Ehanire. We are convinced that the ordinary Benin people should no longer accept further humiliations from Oshiomhole.”